USDOT Press Conference The Department of Transportation has announced the formation of a task force to help develop a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. 25 to 30 representatives from the UAS and manned aviation industries, federal government and other stakeholders will advise the DoT on which aircraft should be exempt from registration due to a low safety risk. It will also explore options for a streamlined system that would make registration less burdensome for pilots. AMA Government and Regulatory Affairs Representative, Rich Hanson, offered comments on behalf of the AMA. In a statement released by the AMA, Executive Director Dave Mathewson said, “The AMA looks forward to working with government and private stakeholders on a process for UAS registration…” “…it should not become a prohibitive burden for recreational users who fly for fun and educational purposes and who have operated harmoniously within our communities for decades.” The task force plans to have recommendations to the DoT by Nov. 20th, with a registry roll-out by mid. December.